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Manfred Wekwerth
black-and-white image of Manfred Wekwerth on right, with Ruth Berghaus on left
Ruth Berghaus and Wekwerth, 1988
Manfred Weckwerth

(1929-12-03)3 December 1929
Died16 July 2014(2014-07-16) (aged 84)
  • Theatre director
  • film director
  • writer

Manfred Wekwerth ( Weckwerth; 3 December 1929 – 16 July 2014) was a German theatre and film director and writer. He was the director of the Berliner Ensemble theatre from 1977 to 1991. He was also an informant for East Germany's Stasi from 1965 until the German reunification.[1]

Wekwerth was born in Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt.[citation needed] He was married to Renate Richter until his death.[citation needed] They had one child.[citation needed]

Wekwerth died on 16 July 2014 in Berlin, aged 84.[2][3]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Kai Schlüter: Günter Grass im Visier: die Stasi-Akte: eine Dokumentation mit Kommentaren … 2. Auflage. Ch. Links Verlag, Berlin 2010, p. 184.
  2. ^ Hecht, Werner (17 July 2014). "Theatermacher Manfred Wekwerth ist tot". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Manfred Wekwerth obituary". The Guardian. 11 August 2014. Archived from the original on 15 March 2023.

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